Councilor Ravagli: "Attacked by a large group of so-called democrats"
"A little while ago I was physically and verbally attacked by a large group of so-called democrats. I was going to the League dinner organized in Florence. Here, a few meters from the place of the event, a group of antagonists first offended us with unrepeatable insults and then literally got their hands on us, "said Ravagli. The councilor explained that to witness the aggression he took "the phone and started shooting a video. At that point they ripped my phone off and threw it away and I was pushed to the ground. Meanwhile they spit in the face of the mayor and my husband". "They surrounded us by threatening us that they would beat us – said Mayor Persiani -. We were afraid because we were alone. An exhibit will certainly do so ”.
Salvini: "In the face of democracy, here are those who sow hatred …"
Matteo Salvini posted the video of the attack on Twitter, commenting: "In the face of democracy, here are those who sow hatred … In Florence attacked the mayor of Massa, Francesco Persiani, with daughter and wife, and councilor Veronica Ravagli who was thrown to the ground, between spits and insults. A hug to them. We will go on stronger than before! ". At the end of the dinner the leader of the League pointed out that it is not possible to have a deployment of police forces to organize a dinner.
Aggression also against the municipal councils of Florence Montelatici and Cocollini
And meanwhile also the municipal councilors of Florence Antonio Montelatici and Emanuele Cocollini they came face to face with the antagonists as they went to the Tuscany Hall dinner. Back at the car, at the end of the event, they found considerable damage to the car, which had the broken left mirror, scratches on all the sides and engraved an insulting note against the League.
The video shared on Twitter by Salvini:
"In the face of democracy, here are those who sow hatred …
In Florence attacked the mayor of Massa, Francesco Persiani, with daughter and wife, and councilor Veronica Ravagli who was thrown to the ground, between spits and insults. A hug to them.
We'll go on stronger than before! pic.twitter.com/XeW0C5KlSV
– Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) November 30, 2019